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New Webpage Helps Citizens Volunteer With Metro Government

Wednesday February 18, 2009

Mayor Abramson launches Volunteer Center

Do you want to volunteer to walk orphaned dogs, deliver Meals on Wheels or help keep a city park clean and green?

A new section of the city website will help people volunteer for those activities and more with Metro Government. Mayor Jerry Abramson today launched the Louisville Metro Volunteer Center, located at

It allows people to volunteer with eight city agencies, from the Louisville Zoo to Brightside to Metro Parks.

“This is a great, quick and easy way to volunteer – just fill out a form and hit submit,” Abramson said. “Volunteers make a big difference in our city – they help care for animals at the zoo, they help keep our parks clean.”

The website lists the agencies that accept volunteers and describes some of the tasks volunteers undertake.

The Department of Neighborhoods, for example, needs volunteers for large events like WorldFest and the Mayor’s Memorial and Labor Day Hike and Bikes. Metro Animals Services needs people to walk animals.

In 2008, Louisville Metro had about 19,000 people who volunteered 396,000 hours. That would be the equivalent of 180 full-time employees and $5 million in salaries and wages.